Qatar: 2022 World Cup hosts' Major Event Safety & Security Conference draws Interpol praise
Doha is the venue as the 2022 World Cup organisers host the first ever congress bringing together security experts from across the globe.
Interpol has praised the 1st Major Event Safety and Security Conference, which is being held in Doha, Qatar. The first congress to bring together security professionals from the world's leading countries to discuss the protection of major events, it was the idea of the 2022 World Cup's organising committee - who signed a deal with the international police organisation five years ago - and has culminated in the presence of more than 360 security experts from around 65 nations in the Qatari capital. Attended by Interpol secretary general Jürgen Stock and Hassan Al Thawadi, the secretary general of Qatar 2022's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the conference has gone down as a resounding success.
Qatar's intention is that the conference be repeated annually, enabling the tournament organisers to guarantee the highest possible levels of security when the 2022 World Cup arrives. "Events such as the World Cup or the Olympics will not be safe and secure without an integrated, international network of law enforcement bodies working seamlessly together," said Al Thawadi, who views the creation of a completely secure and safe environment as one of the cornerstones of the organisers' work between now and the start of the Qatari World Cup.